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Worksheet - Groups of the Periodic Table (Incl. Metals, Nonmetals & Metalloids)

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A clear and concise 4-page worksheet that serves as a reading and review exercise on general patterns of the periodic table, properties of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids, as well as 5 important groups of the periodic table (alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, transition metals, halogens, and noble gases).

Up to Date With the Newest Elements:

This worksheet is fully up to date and includes the newest elements added to the periodic table, including nihonium (Nh), flerovium (Fl), moscovium (Mc), livermorium (Lv), tennessine (Ts), and oganesson (Og).

Linked Quiz:

There is a brief quiz designed to assess student understanding of this topic. Please click on the link below.

Quiz - Element Groups of the Periodic Table

Product Contents:

Pages 1-2 features a reading exercise on the following topics:

  • Organization of the periodic table (periods, rows)
  • How elements change moving horizontally across the periodic table
  • How elements in the same group are similar (valence/outer energy level electrons
  • Location of metals, nonmetals, and metalloids
  • General properties of metals (shiny, hard, dense, strong, malleable, ductile, etc.)
  • Group 1: Alkali Metals
  • Group 2: Alkaline Earth Metals
  • Groups 3-12: Transition Metals
  • General properties of nonmetals (dull, soft, low density, weak, brittle, etc.)
  • Group 17: Halogens
  • Group 18: Noble Gases
  • General properties of metalloids (varying degrees of metallic and nonmetallic properties)

Pages 3-4 features 16 review questions that test student understanding in the form of short answer questions and summary tables that cover all of the main concepts found in the reading.

Pages 5-6 is a full color-coded answer key for all review questions.

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Relevant NGSS Core Idea(s) Addressed by This Product:


Physical Science - Matter and its Interactions - Structure and Properties of Matter

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